Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

mint jutras, analyst, channel islands, erp

QAD’s ERP Transformed

From Client/Server to Native Cloud ERP Next year QAD will have been in the market of offering manufacturing ERP for 40 years. While other solutions of similar vintage are getting quite long...
machine learning, automotive erp

Assistance with Planning is on the Way Through Machine Learning

Whenever I visit an automotive supplier, I often hear how difficult it is to deal with fluctuating schedules from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It has been an issue in the...
lock, cloud, data, cybersecurity

Manufacturing and the Cloud: Top Security Considerations and How to Address Them

Cybersecurity is – and always will be – of the utmost importance to businesses around the world. The onset of advanced technologies and Industry 4.0 has ushered in a new age...
bottles, assembly line, capacity utilization, throughput ratio

Metrics that Matter: Capacity Utilization and Throughput Ratio

Capacity Utilization Capacity utilization is of the utmost importance to manufacturers. It affects cost, customer satisfaction, inventory — nearly every aspect of the business. Sadly, not many people understand the importance of...
blockchain, bitcoin, data, cryptocurrency, blockchain ERP

Blockchain Revisited: Beyond the Buzz

2017 was the year of Bitcoin buzz. The cryptocurrency hit a high of $20,000 and was on the tip of many tongues. Blockchain, which is an open source digital ledger that...
VR, virtual reality, AR, augmented reality

Manufacturing with VR Becoming a (Virtual) Reality

Imagine having an expert watch over your shoulder as you perform a difficult task. Gently guiding you through each step, they can stop you from making any mistakes and help you...
CPG, shopping, shopping cart, aisle

What CPG Customers Really Want from Manufacturers

I recently paid a visit to a friend who manages a large retail store. After the usual pleasantries, the conversation turned to business, which makes sense considering the company he works...
Ireland, life sciences, pills

Doing Business in Ireland

Ireland is part of Western Europe. Most of the island of Ireland operates as an independent country, while Northern Ireland operates as part of the U.K. Ireland has a temperate climate,...
road, connected, autonomous, vehicles

AI Impacts on Automotive Manufacturing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way in the last few years, bridging the gap between theoretical conversations and what is now practical possibilities, and nowhere are the possibilities more...
tablet, internet, device, IoT

Driving Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain Improvements with the IIoT

Manufacturing is changing dramatically. Industry 4.0 is taking shape and being viewed as the advent of smart technologies based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It’s affecting everyone, with impacts...